Microsoft® Office Document Designer: Your Easy-to-Use Toolkit and Complete How-To Source for Professional-Quality Documents (BPG-Other) Paperback – 4 Sep 2004
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About the Author
Stephanie Krieger, Microsoft Office MVP, is a consultant, trainer, and author who specializes in developing custom enterprise solutions using Microsoft Office. She teaches clients how to build great documents easily by helping them understand how Microsoft Office applications “think.” Stephanie contributes regularly to websites on Microsoft.com.
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What this book does not do is talk in depth about how Word actually works and how to either take advantage of that or work around it (like the fact that you can't really "lock" styles). My impression from reading web reviews prior to purchase, was that the book did this. My bad; it really doesn't.
Unfortunately, the text itself is little more than a tutorial on how to use the MODD tools available on the companion CD. The tools may be very nice, but they will only install for Office 2003. As an Office 2007 user, I was of course disappointed. The book by itself has little stand-alone value (i.e. no design principle guidance and very little guidance on how to work with MS Office products without the MODD toolkit).
You may find some value in the text if you are a just learning MS Office, have Office 2003 only, and are interested in what you can do with styles and formatting. However, before buying this textbook my recommendation would be to review the many free online tutorials at the Microsoft Website.
-- I thought the book would describe an approach to designing a "library" of materials -- documents, spreadsheets, press releases, and so forth -- that had a common look and feel, with perhaps an able assist from the included CD. But I couldn't readily find such a description in the book.
-- I was dismayed that so much of the introductory material talks about how good the toolkit is. I got it already! Let me get to some "meat" much earlier. For example, how to select and store a set of images for use by multiple authors. As they say, "digital assets." How do I make this store of digital assets searchable?
-- It's for Office XP, which was released in 2001. Extended support for Office XP ended in 2011. I wouldn't dare install this on a modern Windows computer.
That said, I am greatly encouraged that the author responded to another review of this book and CD.
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